Leica M - (Typ 262)
Dedicated to the essence of rangefinder photography
Leica Camera presents the Leica M (Typ 262), a camera which embodies the M rangefinder philosophy in its purest form. The Leica M focuses on the essential functions for photography and an intuitive handling concept. It is the most compact full-frame camera system with access to the best lenses in the world. The Leica M (Typ 262) is dedicated to the essence of digital M rangefinder photography. It is a streamlined experience, eschewing the contemporary features of video and Live View to focus on the tried and true methods of using a rangefinder camera. Now with a top plate made of aluminum, the Leica M (Typ 262) is lighter than its M and M-P (Typ 240) siblings by nearly 100 grams (3.5 ounces).
Benefits at a Glance
- Compact digital M camera concentrating solely on the traditional rangefinder focusing and picture taking methods
- Top plate made from durable aluminum, making it lighter
- Streamlined and simplified menu system, consisting of only 2 pages
- Dedicated button on the back of the camera for White Balance (WB)
- Quieter shutter mechanism for more discreet shooting
- 24 megapixel CMOS sensor (still-pictures only) ensures exceptional image quality (same as M/M-P (Typ 240)
- Leica Maestro processor for fast recording of captured images
- ISO values up to 6400 ensure great quality images in low light
- Fast and accurate manual focusing
- All the essential controls and functions logically and ergonomically placed
- LCD made of scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
The images from the Leica M (Typ 262) are characterized by outstanding contrast, exceptional detail resolution and low image noise. It is ideal to shoot with available light.
The Leica M (Typ 262) features a shutter cocking system that is quieter than that of its sister models the M and M-P (Typ 240). In single exposure mode, the shutter release frequency is up to two frames per second. In continuous mode, the Leica M (Typ 262) has the same burst rate as its sister model and shoots up to three frames per second.
The low noise and compact size of the camera allows photographers to not only get close to the action, but to the heart of where it is all happening.
Camera type: Compact digital rangefinder system still camera Lens mount: Leica M bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding Lens system: Leica M lenses Top Cover: Aluminum top cover with integrated thumb rest Material: All-metal case made of die-cast magnesium; synthetic leather covering. Base plate made of brass Image Sensor: LEICA MAX 24 MP-Still CMOS Sensor Number of effective Pixels: 24 Million Pixels Sensitivity range: ISO 200 – ISO 6400, Pull 100 available, Auto ISO Imaging Platform: Integrated imaging circuit with Leica Maestro® Image processor Electronic Viewfinder: Not compatible LCD Monitor: 3” TFT Display with 921,600 Pixels, scratch resistant display-cover made of Corning Gorilla glass Shutter: Focal plane shutter for classic image exposure Shutter Speed: 1/4000s – 60s (in Bulb), 1/180s flash synchronization Burst rate: 3fps thanks to 1GB buffer size Self timer: 2s / 12s
SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards Image File Format: DNG™ (RAW data uncompressed or lossless compressed), JPEG File Size: DNG approx. 20 Mbyte – approx. 30 Mbyte (compressed)/ 48.2 MByte (uncompressed), JPEG: Resolution and image content dependent Available JPG Resolutions: 5952px*3976px (24 MP), 4256px*2832px (12 MP)/ 2976px*1984px (6MP) / 1600px*1080px (1,7MP) Color Spaces: sRGB / Adobe®RGB White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shadow / Tungsten / Fluorescent warm /Fluorescent cool / Flash / Manual (Greycard) / Kelvin 2000-13100
Film Modes, Saturation, Contrast, Sharpening
Movie Recording: None Movie resolution: N/A Movie sampling rate: N/A Microphone: N/A Audio recording: N/A Exposure Metering: In classic viewfinder mode: Through the Lens (TTL) metering, center weighted with variable aperture. Exposure setting: Manual shutter speed setting with direct dial, A-Mode with direct dial Exposure Modes: Automatic shutter speed (A-Mode), Manual Exposure (M-Mode) Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV, 1/3 f-stops Exposure Bracketing: 3/5 frames, 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 f-stops Flash exposure metering: Control with center-weighted TTL pre-flash metering (with SCA-3501/3502 adapter, or SCA-3000 standard flash unit such as Leica SF24D/Leica SF 58). Hot shoe: SCA-3502 compatible hot shoe, with center contact Flash Synchronization: Optional triggered at first or second shutter curtain Flash Synch time: 1/180s Focusing Methods: Manual focus with optical rangefinder Optical Viewfinder: Large, light bright-line rangefinder with automatic parallax compensation, LED illuminated frame lines. Optical Viewfinder frame lines: Framelines size matches image sensor size at 2m focusing distance Optical Viewfinder correction: Eyepiece adjusted to -0,5 dpt. Corrective lenses from -3 to +3 dpt. available (optional) Magnification: 0.68x Optical Viewfinder Displays: In the viewfinder LED symbol for flash status (at bottom). Four-digit seven-segment LED digital display, brightness adapted to ambient conditions, for: Warning in case of exposure correction; display of automatic shutter speed in automatic mode; advisory indicating use of metering memory lock LED exposure monitor with two triangular and one central circular LED with manual exposure setting Rangefinder: Split or superimposed image range finder shown as a bright field in the center of the viewfinder image Rangefinder effective metering Basis: 47.1 mm (mechanical metering basis 69.25 mm x viewfinder magnification 0.68 times) Start up time: <1s Power Supply: Li-ion battery (included), 7.4V, 1800 mAh Horizon: Yes User Profiles: 4 Profiles, exportable Sensor cleaning: Dust detection, manual cleaning function Tripod Thread: A 1/4 (1/4") DIN made of stainless steel in base plate Dimensions: approx. 139 x 42 x 80 mm (5.5 x 1.7 x 3.1 in.) Weight: 600 g Operating Temperature: 0°C – 40°C Menu languages English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese Accessories Included Battery, Charger with power cables for EU and USA (different in some export markets), 12V charging cable, Carrying strap, Accessory port cover, Body cap Software licenses Adobe® Lightroom® New optional accessories: Multifunctional Handgrip M, Handgrip M, SCA Adapter Set for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Power Adapter for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Finger loop for Multi-functional Handgrip M, Size S / M / L, Ever-Ready Case M, Li-ion Battery BP-SCL2, Battery charger BC-SCL2